Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Perfect Ten

The sweet Elizabeth over at Olive My Life (who just so happens to be another long lost real life friend) has tagged me to list 10 facts about myself. As I'm none too clever with maintaining mystery or mystique, you all know pretty much everything about my already, but just in case you don't, here we go...

1. I'm constantly looking for that "thing." The thing that sparks my passion and fills one more little void in my life. Of course, the respective "things" change constantly, and some are purposely temporary, but regardless, when I'm on to something new, I become OBSESSED. So far I've gone through...
- Puppy Searching ~ looking at entirely too many shelter Web sites to find the perfect pooch for me. Enter Sadie into my life (perfection) and the sweet Bosley into my parents. I still look sometimes, but after a few weeks of insisting that I needed another, I'm contentment with just my little Puppernickel.
- Condo Hunting ~ after escaping the clutches of psycho crazy roommate from hell (ironically enough, also a former classmate of BLC's and Olive My Life's), I became absolutely addicted to realty sites, Craigslist, Apartment Hunter and more. Not just casual searches either, my friend, I mean, hours upon hours upon hours of being glued to the computer day in and day out. Result? My beautifully adorable home.
- Decorating ~ I'm not so good with the concept "work in progress." When I decide that something should be done, it really needs to be done yesterday. Such was the case when it came to decorating my house. When I chose a paint color, I needed the house painted immediately. I took time off work, worked each night, weekends, etc. until I was satisfied. Speaking of which, I still need to finish the bathroom...
- Writing Children's Books ~ this one yielded the whimsical "Bonnie the Bee" chronicling the life of a sweet bee who was allergic to flowers. The smash hit follow up? "Bonnie and Wally," which followed Bonnie's lesson not to judge on outward appearence (see: Wally the Wasp) or you may just be losing out on a friend. This may still be my ideal career, but getting published is an utterly exhausting feat.
- Party Planning ~ although the actual planning process of my parents' surprise party was surprisingly simple and easy, I lived and breathed every aspect and detail of the celebration for months. I dreamed about the party, thought about the party, talked about the party. Phew. Now that it's finally finished (successfully, I might add), I don't know what to dream about anymore!
- Dress Making ~ my newest venture, and maybe one of my favorites, making dresses has really filled a creative niche in me that I didn't really know I needed filled. Little has always been and amazing and talented seamstress, but I never considered trying my own hand at it. I stumbled upon the precious and lovely creations by Ellen & Ollie and realized that many of her fabrics were being used to make my mom's SuZBee belts, and the construction was simple enough (yet utterly adorable) that I could feasibly start making my own. Ideally, I want to start selling these frocks soon. I know how difficult it can be to find great dresses on a budget, and that's my goal. I can hardly wait!
2. WOW! That was the longest #1 ever, so I'll try to make the other ones more concise - I'm always about 3 months behind on the most current music. I never listen to the radio and rarely peruse iTunes on my own, so I rely on my Baby Sis to fill me in. That always leads to song addictions that are SO over ("My Life Would Suck Without You" is currently on repeat in my car... point made).
3. A bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies at least twice a week. It's how I make friends.
4. When I think about future children, I have a much, much, much easier time coming up with names for girls than names for boys.
5. I'm the worst dancer you've ever seen. Guaranteed.
6. But I'm a helluva Dance Dance Revolution player.
7. But I'm an even better foosball player. Seriously. I'll own you.
8. I love celebrity magazines and dislike People because it has too much "real news."
9. I get ready each and every morning while watching SportsCenter.
10. My favorite flavor of ice cream is any.

9 comments:

The New Mrs said...

Ohhh, if you bake me cookies, we can be friends forever :) And I also rock at foosball. My husband doesn't stand a chance.

CTB said...

That is so funny about being 3 months behind on new music. I have a friend just like that. I try and burn her cds so that she can at least attempt to be current.

That is a great Kelly Clarkson song though, so no judging here. :)

DSS said...

writing children's books = awesome. i bet they are amazing books :)

jlc said...

Great post!!

Dugout Daisy said...

I watch SportsCenter in the morning too!!!
Love this list!

:D

Marissa said...

Great post! Check out: dailypuppy.com. They add new photos daily and they are all so cute! :)

Kristen said...

I think good boys names are just much harder to come up with than girls names because I have the same problem! Not that I am close to having kids or anything! haha.

Elizabeth said...

I can't have more than 2 boys... that's all I've got in terms of name choices...

And i'm intrigued to know the classmate roommate but we know better than to gossip :)

Scarlet O'Kara said...

Girls names are alot easier...